Landscaping with Fire Resistive Plants

Avoid Highly Flammable Plants

  • Contains dead twigs or needles
  • Has loose or papery bark
  • Sap is gummy, strong odor like pine

High Flammability Shrubs
Examples of High Flammability Plants

Select Fire Resistive Plants

  • Accumulates minimal dead wood
  • Leaves are moist/supple
  • Sap is watery with no strong odor, like hydrangeas or crepe myrtle
Low Flammability Shrubs
Examples of Low Flammability Plants